// Fujiwara tweaks societal stereotypes at Carpenter Center

In a new exhibition at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center, the artist Simon Fujiwara overturns societal, cultural, and sexual stereotypes.

stage review

// Tyson makes it a memorable ‘Trip to Bountiful’

Cicely Tyson is sublime in Horton Foote’s drama at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Opera Review

// ‘Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night,’ ‘A Water Bird Talk’ shine with their soloists

Odyssey Opera’s double bill of one-singer, one-act operas was nominally about marriage: a sin of omission in the former, of commission in the latter.

Music Review

// Roomful of Teeth mesmerizes at MIT

Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to exploring new vocal techniques, everything from Inuit and Tuvan throat singing to yodeling.

Book Review

// ‘There Was and There Was Not’ by Meline Toumani

Toumani, an Armenian-American born in Tehran, grapples with her people’s tragic history, as well as the “chokehold” she says it had on her identity.

Karen Almond Photography

special section

Holiday Arts Preview

“Rudolph” lights up the stage, tiny feet learn “The Nutcracker,” plus 50 critics’ picks.

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// Holiday Arts Preview: Critics’ picks

Stand-out exhibits, attractions, and concerts to see this holiday season.

Holiday arts preview

// Critic’s picks: Television

A guide to holiday TV specials by Globe television critic Matthew Gilbert.

2014 Museums Special

// Museum Special

A look at the MFA’s Goya exhibit, plans to grow MASS MoCA, plus the 50 greatest paintings in New England.

What's on TV

// Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

Matthew Gilbert’s TV guide, includes “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on ABC.

Theater & art

From left: Joel Colodner, Zaven Ovian, Ellen Colton, and Marina Re.

Stage Review

An unwieldy ‘Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage

While “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’’ is sporadically entertaining, the overall sensation is of having your arm twisted rather than being beguiled into laughter.


Rex and Reptillus Maximus, voiced by Kevin McKidd.


A new accent for ‘Toy Story’ holiday special

Kevin McKidd of “Grey’s Anatomy” talks about his character in the latest Pixar holiday special, “Toy Story That Time Forgot.”